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03-04-2019 | Mental health | Editorial | Article

Diabetes and dementia: Addressing the needs of an overlooked population

Diabetologist Amar Puttanna addresses growing concerns about the rise of dementia in diabetes care and highlights where guidelines, research efforts, and management options are needed to tackle this comorbidity.

08-14-2018 | Depression | News

Depressive symptoms forecast disability in older adults with recent diabetes

An increase in depressive symptoms around the time of a new diabetes diagnosis in older adults is associated with increasing difficulty in performing daily activities such as shopping, walking, and dressing, US researchers report.

08-02-2018 | Depression | Article

Trajectory of disability in older adults with newly diagnosed diabetes: Role of elevated depressive symptoms

Wu CY et al. Diabetes Care 2018: dc180007. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0007

07-18-2018 | Mental health | Review | Article

Cognitive decline and dementia in diabetes mellitus: Mechanisms and clinical implications

Biessels GJ, Despa F. Nat Rev Endocrinol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0048-7

07-04-2018 | Mental health | Article

Factors associated with type 2 diabetes in patients with vascular dementia: A population-based cross-sectional study

Liu CL et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 45. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0273-z

06-21-2018 | Sleep disorders | Article

Relationship between sleep disturbance and self-care in adults with type 2 diabetes

Zhu B et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1181-4

06-06-2018 | Mental health | Article

The relationship between sleep and cognitive function in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

Saetung S et al. Acta Diabetol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1166-3

12-22-2017 | Depression | News

Depression and severe dysglycemia increase the risk for each other

A bidirectional relationship between depression and severe dysglycemia exists among older people with type 1 diabetes, indicating a need for increased vigilance in this population.

06-30-2017 | Depression | News

HbA1c variability predicts depression in elderly people with type 2 diabetes

High variability in glycemic control may be associated with depression in elderly people with type 2 diabetes, according to a large observational study.

04-16-2016 | Psychosocial care | Review | Article

The psychosocial challenges and care of older adults with diabetes: “Can’t do what I used to do; can’t be who I once was”

Beverly EA et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 48. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0741-7

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